Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Breea and Mikie have been great friends for about 3 or 4 years and Im grateful for the good friends in her life. She's had a struggle with girls that havent proven to be loyal friends and learned great lessons, but her and Mikie have never even had a disagreement - Happy 16th Mikie!

Her Sister and Mom planned a big "Fear Factor" Party

Breea, Mikie and Erika

Monday night Bill took Paula, Tracey and I to a Suns game that he told me we had "court side" seats. I got there and we were on row 21! Is that court side? Now, I love the Suns, Love Paula and Tracey and adore Bill Guttery, but court side? Really? The (pregame) was fun with its double overtimes and head bobbing cheerleaders. Example below:

Tuesday was a great morning of canning with the "Klutzy Canners" (Brenda gave us this perfect name). Becky always opens her home and we get together once or twice a month to can a few new things. This day we canned butter, salsa and taco soup. I count this day as one of my favorite days of the month. I get to learn a new skill, get prepared, visit with some of my favorite people and have a fun lunch (sorry about the yucky Chinese food) Thanks Brenda - for all, teaching and frightening me, making me laugh, inspiring me, living your political conviction, sharing your homemaking knowledge and SAVING THE WORLD. I hope everyone has someone like Brenda in their lives.

Becky, Kristie, me and Brenda showing our wares

Tuesday night was Halloween bunco, guess what I went as???

Nope, I went as the "Bunco Drop Out". Because I have to drop out of this GREAT group - but Im starting to forget why and my expression shows my pain.........

"Can you see my Boots" (get your head out of the gutter girls)


Erica said...

I guess if you show up in the dice (I mean die)/wizard/stripper boots outfit, I'll know you are dropping out of our group too.

vonda said...

OK, smarty pants. The wizard hat was actually a dunce hat that said "bunco drop out" and the gold boots are a tradition - a must wear, every Halloween (are you suggesting I should be a stripper next year?)

Chelsea said...

great costume Vonda!!

kristal said...

Nice, I'm super jealous you canned butter, seriously I think about it once a week! I wanna do it! Come teach me at Christmas. And, I love the cabinets at whoever's house...brendas??

Anonymous said...

Kristal and anyones else who wants to try this. Its the easiest thing Ive ever canned.

To can butter you take pint jars and put them in the oven at 250F for 25 minutes. Slowly melt the butter and bring it to a boil for at least 5 minutes. Have the lids and rings boiling for at least 3 minutes.
Pour the boiling butter into the hot pint jars almost to the top. Make sure the rim of the jar is clean, then put on the lids and rings. Wait a little while and you will hear the plink of the lids sealing.
Shake the jars every 5 minutes for about an hour to keep the butter from stratifying as it cools.
You're done! Love - Vona

Kristal said...

I know it's easy, seriously, I have 3 whole papers with 3 of the same directions, and I've had a lot of people tell me how easy it is. I'm just not comfortable enough with my canning abilities to do it alone. Tamee Turley said she'd come over anytime, so maybe I'll take her up on it after my next flag trip to buy a load of butter. WE definately need butter in our year supply.

Amy Jo said...

I've always wanted to can butter. thanks for the directions - I'll give it a try and now I know who to call for help. Love the boots! Can I borrow them sometime? haha

The Galvan Family said...

Vonda, send me the pictures from our Bunco Scary night please. We are going to miss you terribly!!!
Don't forget to call me when you are ready to can your sugar.

Holly said...

I want your canning recipes...please! With a cherry on top!

Holly said...

I want your salsa and taco soup canning recipes. I'll love you forever! Well...I'll love you forever no matter what...

Heidi Ann said...

Seriously, you are way to hip! I don't know where you find the time and energy to do all the fun things you do! I hope I can become a cool mom/gal like you!!!!


  • 4/12 Shayna - I said "I really want to buy that table but I dont know where I would put it" (been buying used furniture that I want to redo and its been cluttering up the garage. Shayna said in her sweet inocent voice "you can put it in the garage?"
  • 4/12 - Tessa "Mom, you know what I dont like about mornings? - the sun!"
  • 4/12 - Shayna got her braces a couple of weeks ago and her teeth are starting to go together and she said "Im gonna miss my gap" and she was seriously sad - she wont get to squirt water through her teeth.
  • 3/12 Breea again..... "Mom, I thought it was Lack toesintolerant and I was lacking the toesintolerant, until I read the label"
  • 3/12 Breea was talking about college and she said "In my siriculum (curriculum), I have to take physicology (psychology)"
  • 3/12 - Tessa said - I want to take the "long cut" (instead of the short cut)
  • 3/12 When tucking Shayna and Tessa in Shayna said "You dont have to worry, I set out all your clothes for school tomorrow" - Very Shayna
  • 11/10 When Kayla was little she should always cover her eyes when we went by a graveyard.
  • 4/10 Dont want to forget that Shayna calls the pools water fall a waderfoddle. She also called Aunt Kay, Uncle Kay??? McKenna got grandpa mixed up when she was little and called him "Bunka"
  • 3/10 For some reason, our family forgets the rules to Mexican rummy, shang hi and ALOT of card games, so last Sunday we just delt cards and everyone played whatever rule they wanted. The game lasted about 4 minutes, but we all won!
  • 2/10 I was going to work in Tessas class and she said "Mom, what if you mess up" and I told her I would try not to, but the next thing I know she is asking me if I will pray with her and ask Heavenly Father to help me not mess up. She prayed, and I didnt mess up! (all papers were copied a colated correctly)
  • 3/10 McKenna saying what she liked about Brennon on his Birthday "I like your style and your swager"
  • 12/09 Tessa went to the girls play and said "Willy wonka is hot"
  • 12/09 Kayla has a slight ring worm problem and if you try to hug her she says "OK, but your gonna get all wormy"
  • 12/09 Tessa has been adding Sophia in every prayer including the blessing and this is what she says "Please bless that Sophia will feel better in no time" and her blessing tonight was "Please bless that none of the kids singing on the truck will fall out" - Shes a great prayer
  • 12/09 Tessa said "Mom, I think Im on Santas Bad list" I said "probably not, why are you worried about it?" Tessa "I really dont like coal"
  • 02/09 I asked McKenna if she had taken a shower and she said "I took one, but it didnt work"
  • 11/08 Shayna said "I wish we could have quads like the Poulsens and Jensens, but were too unrich"
  • 10/08 I was bringing Breea home from school and she asked "Can I do my jobs tomorrow? I asked why and she said "If you were to take all the headaches in the world and put them together - thats my headache" DRAMA
  • 10/08 Tessa hands me the camera as we are walking out the door and says "You better take this in case I do something cute"
  • 9/08 Shayna was about 5 and she was giving dad a message and he said "thats a deep tissue message" she said "hold on" and left and came back with toilet paper and stuffed it down his shirt and said "I want to give you a deep tissue message"
  • 8/08 Tessa after hearing some of Kaylas guy friends talk has picked up a new saying "Girls are the devil" - nice.
  • 8/08 As I was carpooling I asked Bailee who she wanted to marry, she said Dallin. Shayna said "Well he is cute mom, no offense"
  • Kayla - She says almost on a daily basis "This will be the last time........" Whether its someone moving, leaving on a mission, the last two weeks before graduation, etc.....
  • Brennon - Whenever he does something he knows we dont like or accidently steps on a toe or runs into someone, he just puts his hand up, smiles and says "high five" You gotta love it
  • Danica - Classic saying "Asians are geneous's"
  • Tessa - 6/08 At the doctors office he was looking in her sore ear and noticed there was still a stitch left in her eyebrow and proceeded to take it out while I was holding her down. She screamed really loud, looked at the doctor and said "I am NOT loving this"
  • Shayna 4/08 She came running in the house, grabed a dress and started heading back out the door to go to Nathaniels baptism. I said "Hey, come back we have to do your hair" She said "No, I dont want to be pretty for Nathaniel" Sure enough, when Bailee and Taryn came over they had their hair perfectly curled, cutest dresses and their shoes matched their dresses (unlike Shaynas)
  • McKenna 4/08 - I had the best dream last night. Mom: What about? McKenna: Snickerdoodles.
  • McKenna and Brennon - 4/08 McKenna: I want to put light blue hightlights in my hair like Klowd 9 - Brennon: I want Lypo.
  • Breea - 4/08 (In a very dramatic manner) "My coach almost killed us today, a few of us threw up, some passed out, she wanted to kill us. I almost threw up."
  • Tessa - 4/08 Talking to Grandma said "The Easter Monster leaves me lipstick under my pillow"
  • Shayna = 4/08 Kayla called from a show but couldnt talk. She said she would call at intermission. Shayna heard me say this and said "Kaylas in her mission?"
  • McKenna - 4/08 "Mom your not fashionable, but you can grow into fashion. It just takes about a month"
  • Kayla - 4/08 Mom said "Its crazy how I have two batches of girls, the older set and the younger" Kayla - "Im glad we could be your test batch"
  • Tessa 4/08 "Brodey - Lets get this party started"
  • Shayna 3/08 I asked her what she did at the gym daycare center she said "I just cleaned things and organized them"
  • Breea 3/08 While saying a prayer at Grandma and Grandpa Hatchs, she says "Bless the Hatchs". Her grandparents were wondering if she even knew she was their granddaughter.
  • McKenna 2/08 Mom, dont buy meat or sugar, Im turning vetrenarian.
  • Tessa 2/08 Mom: Tessa, your such a good girl. Tessa: I dont say stupid or do bad sings.
  • Tessa 1/08 - She was getting chewed on by the puppy and she was half-laughing saying "Are you evil or not evil?"
  • Shayna (6 years old) - She was mesaging dads back and he said "little harder, I need a deep tissue rub" So she went into the bathroom and got a handfull of toilet paper and stuffed down his shirt (deep tissue)
  • Shayna, 11/12/07 Mom: Shayna, say your prayers and thank Heavenly Father for all your blessings. Shayna (super tired): Thats so much. Do I have to thank him for ALL of them right now?
  • Some of our favorite word to call each other when gas is passed: POOPER MCGOOPER, FARTER MCGARTER, FLUFFER MCGUFFER, CRAPPER MCGRAPPER, AND TOOTER MCGOOTER
  • Danica (2) Yepadottado
  • Tessa (3) "Mom, I luz you and you luz me - weez luverz"
  • Tessa (3) - "Youz fweekn naughty" Mom "Who taught you that?" Tess "yo mom" (Thanks older sisters)
  • Breea 3 years - We have lots of gerds in our famie.
  • Tessa 2 years - Yoooz funny!
  • Tessa would often take off her shoes at church and when we asked her why she kept taking them off she said "my feet are grumpy". I guess it was better than Shayna at that age not wearing underwear to church (many times) We finally had to start doing panty checks before church.
  • Tessa (3) thirteen, fourteen, five-teen
  • McKenna (10 in a couple of weeks) - Mom, please let me go in with you. Mom - why. Mckenna - I saw a sign that said "criminal on the loose" Mom - I promise not to go in, I'll just talk to her at the door. McKenna - Im gonna roll down my window and watch you *tears bubbling up in her eyes. Mom to friend - Is there a sign that says "criminal on the loose" in your neighborhood? Friend - No, just "crime watch" neighborhood sign.
  • Kip, Kip, Kurray!
  • Tessa said "Can you take my brain off" and I asked her why, and she said "Its really so tight" 8/9/07
  • "sorry your such a looser" *pointer finger used as a puppet - McKenna (5)
  • Grandma Guttery was showing Shayna (4) a picture of me pregnant with her and Grandma said "Thats you inside your mamas belly" and Shayna said "She ate me?"
  • I need some Wotion on my Weggs - Tessa 3
  • Guess what guys? If you put the milk back in the refrigerator it will stay cold. - Kayla 17
  • Kayla - 4/08 Mom said "Its crazy how I have two batches of girls, the older set and the younger" Kayla - "Im glad we could be your test batch"